Personal Injury Law
San Diego and Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyers
A traumatic personal injury can absolutely turn someone’s life upside down. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, termination from a job, loss of use of a vehicle and other severe problems can be caused by an injury case. Insurance companies know that the victim of a personal injury will have mounting bills and they will use this to their advantage in attempting to settle a case for much less than what it is actually worth. Hiring an experienced attorney who will push back can make all of the difference in recovering the true value of a case and putting your life back together.
What is a personal injury case?
Personal injury is a general term that refers to a physical injury sustained by someone. In the context of a legal case, typically a personal injury case can be filed due to the fault or negligence of another party causing the injury.
What types of personal injury cases do you handle?
Our office handles the following types of personal injury cases throughout central and southern California:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck or 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- Food Poisoning
- Crime Victim Rights Cases
Why is the insurance company calling me?
Typically after an accident occurs where insurance is involved, the insurance company for the at fault party will attempt to settle a case with the injured party. The insurance company attempts to pay as little as possible to obtain a release of an injury claim on behalf of their insured and the company itself.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
Many times a simple offer to pay a medical bill and maybe provide a few hundred dollars of compensation is made. These are extremely low ball offers that do not take into account future medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our office has handled cases where we have recovered over 100 times more than what someone was originally offered to settle a case.
Although we cannot tell someone exactly what their case is going to be worth, our office offers free consultations where we will advise a potential client as to whether they have been offered a fair amount by an insurance company, and a range as to what we believe a case could be worth based on our years of experience in dealing with these cases. We will also work during this consultation to identify whether someone even needs an attorney for their case.
How much does it cost to hire your firm for a California Injury Case?
Our office works on injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee to hire our office and we are not paid unless your case is won in court or settled. Our office fronts all of the expenses to handle a case so that a client that is already facing mounting medical bills and lost wages will not have to pay out of pocket to hire an attorney. We are then paid out of the eventual settlement or judgment.
How do we set up a free consultation?
Call our office at (805) 618-2924 to speak to a personal injury attorney about your case. You will speak to an experienced attorney about your case and we will go through the entire process of filing an injury case. We have offices in Santa Barbara and San Diego and handle injury cases throughout California.